Insights Prelims Test Series – 2016: Discussions Test – 30

Insights Prelims Test Series – 2016: Discussions Test – 30

Hope you enjoyed solving the Thirtieth Test of our 2016 Test Series. On this page, please share your doubts to seek clarifications, or to point out any mistakes in the comment box regarding the First Test. We will do our best to address  all your doubts.

274 Replies to “Insights Prelims Test Series – 2016: Discussions Test – 30”

  1. @insightsprelimstestseries:disqus Test 30:
    Q68- Sir y cannot Southern India be the answer.. Huge amount of marine resources as well as river sources available. Cant argue much if its a UPSC question with NE as the answer but still would like some clarity

    Q67: Sir its fine that he was opposed to council entry at first. But he did later reconciled himself with the notion of council entry. This is clearly mentioned in spectrum page 138. The statements you have quoted does sound convincing but then is spectrum wrong? Please clarify..
    Moreover this is what is written in Plassey to Partition page 336 “This contestation was visible very clearly in the arena of instirutional politics, which the Swarajist group within the Congress, under the leadership of Motilal Nehru and C.R. Das, had decided to re-enter, with Gandhi’s endorsement, following the withdrawal of the Non-cooperation movement”

    Q63: Answer should be B right?

    Q19: Answer should be A as explained also

    Q18: Answer should be B right?

    Q15: Sir regarding option A-> even a pending case can be transferred since its both preventive and curative. Answer should be D right?

    1. 15. No, the explanation is correct. Such a question has also been asked in UPSC once in the 2000s. Certiorari is corrective in nature and can only be resorted to when the judgment has been passed. Prohibition applies when a case is proceeding.

      18 and 19. It is B and A respectively.

      63. No, please see the explanation carefully. Clouds scatter light due to the tiny water droplets in them.

      67. Gandhi only reduced his opposition to council entry in later years, but never supported it fully as an ideology that should be followed for getting us freedom. Please see http://tinyurl.com/zzta4me

      68. Please see http://www.indiawaterportal.org/news/drinking-water-sources-northeast-india

      Thank you

      1. @insightsprelimstestseries:disqus @MayankMishra30:disqus Why cant the answer to question 63 be option D . In option C it specifically mentioned about scattering of light only which is particularly also responsible for different color of cloud we see not just particularly black or gray.

      2. DEAR INSIGHTS…
        TEST-8
        Q 81: Now according to the recently amended FCRA 2010….political parties,NGO’S are exempted from the provisions of FCRA regarding contribution….

      3. @Insights.. For Question No – 15 – According to Laxmikanth ” Ceritorari is issued by a higher court to a lower court or tribunal EITHER TO TRANSFER A CASE PENDING WITH THE LATTER TO ITSELF OR TO SQUASH ORDER OF THE LATER IN A CASE” …. so both options should be incorrect.

        1. Laxmikanth is wrong. Please read the clarification note for the test.

        2. Insights has clarified it in some post on this page that Laxmikant has erred in making certiorari both a preventive and curative remedy. It is only issued once a decision or an order has been passed. This is the point of difference between certiorari and prohibition. Otherwise, the two writs cannot provide for a same remedy, making either of them irrelelevant as separate remedy. Certiorari is only curative.

  2. DEAR INSIGHTS
    Q6: In solution u have given LIMESTONE IS NOT VERY WATER SOLUBLE…
    i think its wrong because of solubility of limestone only we get karst landscapes, caves..etc..,

    Limestone is not very water soluble in PURE water but if the latter contains CO2 then its soluble….

    SOURCE:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Limestone

    1. The statement about Limestone should be read ‘relatively’ to other water-soluble fertilizers.

  3. Q18. Answer must be B i.e. Alluvial Soil (52.44%).
    Mountain soil- 1.59%
    Submontane Soil- 4.28%
    Alluvial soil- 52.44%
    Total – 58.31% (Mountain soils, submontane soils and alluvial soils,covering 58% of the basin area) This statement was given in the solution.

    Source: http://www.moef.nic.in/downloads/public-information/Draft%20ESA%20Volume%20I.pdf

    Q19. Answer must be A as also explained in solution but the word “atleast one village” should be there in the statement instead of “one village”.

    Q37. Statement 3 can also be right if we consider Active RFID Tags whose range is ~100metres. Please throw some light on this as i’m not sure about this.

    Q50. Uranium Contamination is found in states like Punjab, Rajasthan, M.P. and some others. Below is the link of Starred questions asked in Rajya Sabha way back in 2012…
    http://www.dae.nic.in/writereaddata/rssq280.pdf

    1. can u plz explain why rain clouds appear black in colour despite having sun overhead
      i am not able to understand the explanation given

      1. Rain clouds appear black in colour because the rain clouds or dark clouds becomes thicker and denser due to gathering of more water droplets in it and thus scatter most of the light and so very less amount of light is available to pass through them. Imagine an object that transmit light with more thickness, so it will allow less light to pass through it. More the thickness lesser the light will pass. Same is the case with rain clouds. While in the case of normal clouds or thin clouds they allow most of the light to pass through them and thus appears white to us.

        Well this is my understanding of this problem. Insights have given a very nice and simple explanation in the solutions. You can re-read it and also refer below link.

        http://www.livescience.com/39069-why-are-rain-clouds-dark.html

        1. By the way ques 18 and 50 has been clarified in previous test discussion by insights
          Your answers are correct in both

        2. for this particular question no. 63 isnt option d the most apt answer as per the justification provided.

          1. Actually as light passes through clouds it is partially scattered, reflected or absorbed leaving less amounts of sunlight to reach us. Option D says “Rain-bearing clouds reflect ALL the sunlight” , so not ALL the sunlight is reflected.

    2. 18. Yes, it has been mistakenly given as A. It should clearly be B, as also given in the explanation.

      19. Yes, it is A only.

      37. There are two types of RFID tags – active and passive. Passive tags have lower range. Low-frequency and high-frequency tags tags are read from within three feet (1 meter) and Ultra High Frequency (UHF) tags are read from 10 to 20 feet. Active tags broadcast a signal, so they have a much longer read range—300 feet or more—than passive tags. In view of this, the answer should be “all statements are correct”. Thank you for informing. 🙂

      50. Uranium is also one of the groundwater contaminants. This question has also been asked by UPSC with slightly different options in 2013.

      1. test 10-q 23: steep sloping land can be classified as wasteland………………..but steep sloping land may consist of forests and may be used for terrace farming.plz clarify?

      2. Hi Insights,

        I am trying by best to score atleast 100-110+ in the tests but only able to do so in 3 occassions and mostly my marks lie between 70-80 range… Already given 2 pre but failed to clear. What’s you suggestions on a safe score in your tests ?

        I am already doing a revision of all these tests as I know at least 40-50 questions will come directly or indirectly.

        1. Hi heisenberg, i know iam no authority to reply to ur ques but i would like to say something regarding ur statement of “failing 2 prelims”. it doesnt matter if u have failed 2 or 5 prelims the ultimate result is what matters. with hard work, perseverance,and the most important of all ‘self-confidence’ anyone can clear this xam. we all know the story of abraham lincon one of the GREATEST FAILURE of all time……..so carry on with ur efforts it will surely bear fruit for u……

        2. Your scores are decent. There is good chance of clearing Prelims if you have done revision properly, especially of the entire Test Series. You are answering 3200 diverse questions here, it is only 100 in UPSC Prelims.

          Be confident. Prepare well ! 🙂

          1. Thanks a lot Team, your test series is really awesome. Last time I had subscribed for tests but only given around 5-6 with no revision and no seriousness but this time I have tried to complete your tests (still not able to complete, given 27 only ) and really seen a big improvement in my performance. Last time I got 78 and this time expecting around 112-117 (from different answer keys) which looks like a border case scenario. Overall I am happy with the improvement and will start preparing for Mains.

            God bless Insights 🙂

            1. Thank you 🙂 We wish you all the best. Prepare even better for Mains!

      3. test 10-q 76:- both class 8 and 10 geography NCERT says MICA is found in bihar, rajasthan, jharkand and andhra pradesh…………..so mica shouldnt be the answer. plz clarify

        does all the N.E states have wet evergreen forests?do northern parts of west bengal consists evergreen forests? do tamil nadu and odisha both have wet evergreen forests or semi-evergreen forests. plz clarify

        test 11-q 50:- corrigendum regarding LALA LAJPAT RAI being the co-founder of DAV………but wiki says he only helped. plz clarify

            1. Please see Test Discussion pages of Test 21, 22, 24, 29 and 30. Clarification have already been made at one place in the respective pages. We will compile them and publish a corrigendum soon. Thank you.

              1. Sir, I am scoring good in world geography (Physical and human) but bad in indian geography. same is the case with economy , good in economic issues but bad in indian economy. This trend is continuing for a while. what is the remedy ?

              2. Can we give tests till 6 August ? Or is there any deadline before that ? Please clarify 🙂

          1. have you uploaded any compiled corrigendum for tests 21-32? If yes where?
            thank you

      4. Kind request, like Q18 and 19. Please don’t make unnecessary diversions from most obvious facts. Its OK for reading between the lines type of questions. (Its really not possible to check discussion page every time and compare accordingly)

      5. insights i really need ur advice for the following……….plz reply……..from last 5 days my productivity has reduced a lot, am not able to concentrate on my subjects for revision anymore.these last 15 days are very important so i want to extract the max from them…..
        my confusion: as am not able to revise am thinking of only revising your test papers and solving other test papers too rather than reading the books…..my marks in the full tests are between 100-110. plz reply soon whether this strategy is good enough or not

            1. Going to start my day early, revision of test till noon then give old test as revision part till evening and then in evening revise from books and current affairs as much as I can untill I sleep.

              I think with this way I can boost my confidence 🙂

              Please share your thoughts as well, it’d be helpful to come out from this unproductive zone 🙂

              1. nice strategy dark knight……..after watching some motivational videos and taking a half day break i have somewhat come to the track again…..iam revising the books and insights test(time division 70:30)

              2. no need to revise from books and other material at this time ,must revise again and again test papers it’s cover whole part and syllabus including current affair…

        1. Your marks show that basics are clear and you have a good grasp of the standard preparation material. It is always better to revise all the tests than reading the books again and again. We have covered whatever important was there in the books. Please focus more on tests. They cover diverse areas.

          Be happy and stress free. It is really important at this time. 🙂

          1. Hello sir, can you please release a list of all important reports, indices, surveys and anything else (which i may be missing) of all international organizations and indian too, so that we can have an easy access to all of them and revise them for prelims. Thanks for the work you guys are doing.

      6. Dear Insights
        Q50. i am unable to understand the question. The question says Which of the following is NOT a groundwater contaminant in India? The answer given is uranium whereas uranium is also one of the groundwater contaminant. please help.

        1. It is addressed in the clarifications in the Test page. Uranium is also found as a ground water contaminant for e.g. in Punjab, .

          1. Yes Sir. Sorry for repeatedly asking but the question asked which is NOT a ground water contaminant. Whereas uranium is one of the ground water contaminant.

            1. Yes, so none of the options given in the question statement is correct. All mentioned are groundwater contaminants in India 🙂

          2. The Clarification on the Test Page does not talk about Uranium.
            The question asks which is not a groundwater contaminant, to which the answer given is Uranium. But, uranium is found as a contaminant in Punjab. So, the answer given must be incorrect.

      7. FDI in single and multi retail trading, by means of e-commerce is permitted in india or not?

        1. It is permitted, but only for Business-to-Business model (e.g. wholesalers to Amazon) not for Business-to-consumer mode (like Flipkart to Mr. X).

      8. Sir, can you please clarify what do we mean by, “crowding out” of private investment by government in simple terms.

        1. Suppose there is only Rs. 100 in the economy. Both government and private companies want it.

          Private companies want at least Rs. 60 to satisfy their investment plans. But, the government also intends to borrow Rs. 60 from the market, leaving only Rs. 40 for the private sector.

          In this case, when the demand for money is Rs. 60, but what private sector is getting is only Rs. 40, increases the cost of getting money. This is because demand is more and supply is less. Moreover, the private sector does not get as much money it wants.

          This is called the “crowding out” effect of public investment.

          1. sir, which schools of indian philosophy believes in existence of god??

      9. In the last one week how one should revise ques paper sir and what is the no. of ques papers one can revise in a day if its a first revision.is every ques paper has to be revised once atleast or specific set of q.papers which covers ncert or polity are to be revised more.

    3. Thanks. Q 18 I was just fed up with such silly mistakes on most obvious facts. (Height of it, in solution they have mentioned line ‘Contrary to common understanding’ and now they are explaining it should clearly B.

  4. Q.13 The answer should be A.

    Though the boiling point is reduced water needs latent heat of vaporization which it will take from surrounding water molecule which will reduce the temp of water and will immediately freeze. experiments of similar nature are available on youtube.

    Q19. Answer should be A as per your explanation

    Q25. 100% FDI in agriculture??? Is it correct?

    Q85. Answer should be B as per the explanation.

        1. hello , i need a favor

          test 26 , q 20 Which of the following is NOT one of the objectives of Disinvestment in India?
          A. Promoting people’s ownership in Public Sector Entreprises (PSEs)
          B. Unlock true value of PSEs for investors and government
          C. Ensure better corporate governance of the PSEs
          D. Increase the foreign presence of PSEs

          my ques is , when GoI dis invests – part of the shares are sold right ? then how can that be considered as promoting ppl’s ownership ? If u see this http://dipam.gov.in/ , these are objective of investment .

          when some pvt entity buys those shares , how is it promoting ppl’s ownership ?

          pls clarify .

    1. Q25) its not about agriculture. its abt Food Product Retail Trading and in retail trading if it is single brand retail trading FDI is 100% but in multi brand retail trading FDI is 51%

    2. Q19) jal kranti is umbrella program under that following programs comes
      The activities/components being undertaken the Abhiyan are :-
      1. Jal Gram Yojana
      2. Development of Model Command Area
      3. Pollution abatement
      4. Mass Awareness Programme
      5. Other Activities

      further jal kranti aims for creating awareness on aspects of water security and water conservation.

      >>What are the objectives of Jal Kranti Abhiyan?
      Ans. The objectives of Jal Kranti Abhiyan are :-
      • Strengthening grass root involvement of all stakeholders including Panchayati Raj
      Institutions and local bodies in the water security and development schemes (e.g.
      Participatory Irrigation Management (PIM);
      • Encouraging the adoption/utilization of traditional knowledge in water resources
      conservation and its management;
      • To utilize sector level expertise from different levels in government, NGO’s, citizens etc;
      and
      • Enhancing livelihood security through water security in rural areas.

    3. 13. The case is a bit more nuanced. Water in the bottle boils and converts to gaseous form due to lack of any air pressure on moon. This Boiling is not due to a change in water temperature in the first place. The boiling may, however, be accelerated if the bottle is opened on the sunlit side of the moon, where the temperature is high.

      All water in the bottle tries to escape from the bottle in form of a gas due to boiling and a lack of air pressure above. As the water is converted to gas, its surface area increases, which lowers its temperature.

      On the dark side of the moon, this may cause the water to freeze. Low temperature on the dark side further makes water freeze.

      But, ultimately all water (including frozen water) sublimates due to lack of any air pressure above it, getting converted into gaseous form, and escapes the bottle.

      19. Answer is A only.

      25. http://dipp.nic.in/English/Policies/Sectors_Under_Automatic_Route_With_Conditions.pdf

  5. DEAR INSIGHTS…
    Q 43: I think the question lacks clarity…..
    for example if we consider the approach to social protection and development with respect to consumers/citizens,it will be MATERIAL-CENTRIC…..
    If we consider it with respect to corporates it becomes OUTPUT BASED
    If we consider it with respect to NGO’S/TRADE UNIONS it becomes right based….

    I may be wrong….pls clarify
    And tell us how to deal with this kind of questions….

    1. Dear, the question is quite clear.

      The term “development” has a wide connotation which not only includes material well-being but also includes social security, protection of human rights, peace, education and an overall upliftment in the standard of living.

      Some time back, development benefits given by the government were seen as a burden for the government, and not as a “right of the beneficiary”. Recently, the entire philosophy of development has changed which makes it a rights-based process, where the state is not burdened, rather obliged to work for the development of the people because it is their right.

      You should approach such questions with the big picture in mind.

  6. Sir, few doubts please clarify or correct.

    Q 15
    Certiorari is both curative and preventive.
    Source lakshmikant pg 7.19

    Q89
    Option should be “b”

    Q96
    I am quite confused
    CPI has constant weightage. But GDP treats all the good equally, since GDP =( amount produced* price+ a2*p2…… ) weightage for all goods is one right ? .So how come option is “a” ? Should it not be d ?
    Please elaborate

    Q50
    Punjab has uranium groundwater contamination.

    1. Q89. The basic philosophy of the Jainas was already in existence in North India before the birth of Vardhamana Mahavira due to the teachings of the earlier Tirthanakaras and not due to the “the economic conditions prevailing then”. So the answer is option (d) and not option (b).
      I hope this will clear your doubt.

      1. Q89. But the cause for these teaching to begin/prevail could be the economic conditions at that time. as during that time due to evolution of caste based hierarchy (varna) system, it created huge gap between brahmanas and shudra/vasihyas. apart from that only kings were allowed to do sacred rituals like horse sacrifice etc. and shudras were meant to do petty works. so it could be the possibility that prevailing economic condition led to birth of Jain Teachings.
        And every philosophy is expanded by “Teaching”….. so saying that it is “due to the teachings of the earlier Tirthanakaras and not due to the the economic conditions prevailing then” seems to be vague.
        Pls explain.
        @insightsprelimstestseries:disqus pls clarify

    2. 50. Yes, Uranium is also one of the groundwater contaminants.

      96. The weights in CPI are not distributed as per the amount of production of the commodity, but are fixed at a certain level by a formula. In GDP deflator, the weightage of a commodity varies depending on its amount of production.

      Rest of the doubts have been aptly cleared by the aspirants. 🙂

      Thank you

      1. Dear Sir,
        Could you please provide me a source/material to understand Q-39 and the solution better? Thank you.

      2. 50. Sir
        Which of the following is NOT a groundwater contaminant in India ?
        whereas Uranium is ground water contaminant.

  7. Q25. Food Product Retail Trading (must specify whether “Single Brand Retail Trading” or “Multi brand retail trading”)

  8. Q83 The total length of highways network is highest in which of the following states?

    Question only says highways which also include State Highway, but explanation is given on basis of NH

  9. dear insights
    can u plz explain why rain clouds appear black in colour despite having sun overhead
    i am not able to understand the explanation given by you

    1. A cloud will appear white if all light from the Sun (overhead the cloud) penetrates it fully.

      If, however, the sunlight can’t penetrate it, it will appear dark.

      Rain bearing clouds scatter a lot of sunlight, not allowing it to penetrate the cloud. This is why you see the bottom of the cloud as black, grey or dark.

  10. Can someone please explain difference between biota, biome,ecosystem etc or share some link that can help.

  11. Sir/Madam,
    Q.5: Zari Handicrafts.
    In justification part, it is said that zari handicrafts is extensively used in clothing and HOME decoration.
    My doubt is: it is okay upto the clothing decoration but how it is used for home decoration?

    1. Cushion covers, Some curtains etc…(Rich people use and some middle class people during Diwali 😀 :D)

  12. Insights,

    Test 17 :
    Q 68 – As per my understanding Reserve Money is Total liabilities of RBI.
    So it does not include net credit to government because that should be an asset for the bank.Also it should include vault cash.
    Please clarify

    1. i think reserve money can be calculated in two ways one is “net assets of RBI” and the other is “total liability of RBI”

      reserve money = net assets of RBI = total liability of RBI = M(zero) = monetary base

      correct me if i am wrong

          1. Arun nt: don’t mind me asking but how many questions have u attempted??
            I m curious to know

            1. I am glad you asked.I attempted 92 questions,69 right,23 wrong.I always attempt high and loss lots of marks in negatives.Usually I leave questions only of which i have no idea whatsover like tribes or about institutions.whats your style friend.

                    1. bhai can u give me some tips… my marks are reducing every test.
                      feeling stressed now 🙁

                    2. Sure.Oh you should not feel stressed right now when exams are nearer.Be confident .As for tips ,could you post your marks for the last 5 tests .so that i could assess it.

                    3. thanks for replying
                      yr its fluctuating i suppose.
                      T26: 112.33
                      T27: 106
                      T28: 123.33
                      T29: 108.67
                      T30: 90.67 (one amongst the lowest) and now when exam is near its making me feel extremely bad.
                      i hope im not bothering u.
                      thank you again

                    4. Wow actually you got very good marks in all the tests.you got pretty low marks in only one test.I got only 88.67 in 26th test.thats normal for everyone.There are people who got 130 in previous test and 85 in this test.Next test they could get 120 and above.Moreover these question papers does not reflect the pattern of upsc prelims.These insights questions are set for us to learn new facts.Upsc always asks only basics.If you are thorough with basics and be calm at the exam hall then you would pass in this exam.Next focus on attempting the right number of questions and always tread on your own style.

                    5. thank u so much yr…
                      ur words are such a delight for me right now.
                      and u said it ryt insights is bombarding us with loads of facts!
                      thank you again arun bhai… and all the best (Y)

                    6. Thanks.I would advice you to see the upsc actual question papers.They were in fact much easy then what people were making it to be.Aspirants are overhyping it as if it is the toughest paper in the world when in reality it is much easier.I get really frustrated by this habit as it is sort of a fear mongering practice.Upsc never asks out of syllabus.Are they taking questions from Mars or neptune?Lol.2015 was very very easy.If one asks the truth to their heart then it will tell it is a sin to not even able to get 107 in such a easy paper.Yes i failed because i know nothing at the time but that does not make the paper harder.thats the case with everyone.If one failed he or she knows less not that paper is hard.

                    7. yes u r ryt man…
                      its people perception which matters the most!
                      Good to see ur positive thinking and energy… i knw u will reach heights 🙂

                    8. Ha ha i am a negative thinker and sort of a nihilist actually but thanks for your encouraging words.Are you a tamilian.your name looks you are from my state.

                    9. Yes but everywhere in Ias forums people talk in hindi and I could not understand it.Next i am from a remote village and i dont know any aspirants ,so i do have an interest to connect with aspirants if they are in my locality.thats all.

                    10. Arun is a north Indian name and my uncle share the same name 😛 🙂 We are Indians first.

                    11. Yes you are right ,its not that i am a sectarian but just a wish to collaborate with any of the aspirants who would be living near me as i live in a remote village.Thats all.Ha ha you people amaze me with your patriotism.

      1. Plz Help me out..Lat time you given valuable advice that had kept me going…I’m in dilemma as well as nervous about my performance. My scores in last 7Tests are:
        Test 24: 102
        Test 25: 95.33,
        Test 26: 82.33
        Test 27: 78.33
        Test 28: 119.33
        Test 29: 102 &
        Test 30: 85.33

        Test 30 score is quite depressing. Graph should go upwards but its showing downward trend . Mostly its like zigzag if we
        plot it graphically. Plz show me way for next days. Is it revision that is pull back factor or basics where I’m lagging.

        Help out ASAP.

        1. Thanks a lot .I am happy that my advice kept you going.As for me I am a lazy person who stopped reading on the start of this month itself.Still i got 122.67 in 30th test and 134 in 31th test.Ha ha i am not saying this for boasting myself.There is a big truth in this picture.I hardly read newspapers and i know nothing about current affairs.Still i am running with basics.It is your basics you need to cement upon.Upsc asks only basics.Even when current affairs are asked they are of the easy variety.Now you need to revise your basics.Next,these questions are mostly unrelated to upsc actual pattern and as i said before these were made for us to learn.I have an idea.Next time when you give the test,try to focus your concentration on each and every question you mark upon but beware not over think.This technique helped me a lot .Everyone of us thinks we are focusing upon the question but we easily lose our focus and our mind wanders.I am sure this simple thing will boost your scores to 10 to 15 marks.Next,Aspirants are over hyping the exam as if it is the worlds toughest test when in reality it is not.Dont go for too many sources.Just concentrate on basics,i mean just understand the concept behind everything.Your marks not looks bad.You do got 120 once and it shows you have potential.There is only 10 days away.Focus on being calm.Dont be nervous and look for too many sources,your comments tab shows me you are anxious and nervous.Its a big no.Just read as far as you could and sleep more and take rest.Usually we are prone to read in the last days until last minute of the exam as if we are going to complete this huge syllabus in these last days.The truth is thats just for our mind peace.Now the thing you need to focus upon is brush up your basics and be calm and confident.There is nothing we are going to gain by these tests when just 10 days are away.Dont take any mock tests other than insights as of now.Just read basics.You would do great.Congrats.Ha ha i could go on and on but as it is already long i finish here.

          1. Thank you very much bro…You once again boosted me at this imp juncture….I respect ur suggestion & will try to implement it as per situation….You will surely be on that side of table once you take prelims on 7th. All the best. Be in touch at this forum & help out if you think that may help me.Any imp articles & motivation is 24*7*365 welcome.Thanx

            1. I feel extremely happy that my words helps you.You could mail me anytime at bhuvanamalar10@gmail.com.I will give you instant reply.We could share ideas for mains once prelims is over.I have been residing in a remote village in tamilnadu and i know no aspirants personally.

              1. Surely bro…Once Prelims over will coordinate for mains…Hope we both go ahead through prelims crowd…All the best

                1. Thanks ha ha i myself was in a pretty panicked state.I hope we would sail through this river infested with crocodiles .ha ha it reminds me of the scene in discovery where wild beasts crossing the river Masai mara in kenya full of gaint crocodiles.

  13. *Clarifications*
    ——————–

    (13) The case of water boiling on the moon is a bit more nuanced. Water in the bottle boils and converts to gaseous form due to lack of any air pressure on moon. This Boiling is not due to a change in water temperature in the first place. The boiling may, however, be accelerated if the bottle is opened on the sunlit side of the moon, where the temperature is high.

    All water in the bottle tries to escape from the bottle in form of a gas due to boiling and a lack of air pressure above. As the water is converted to gas, its surface area increases, which lowers its temperature. On the dark side of the moon, this may cause the water to freeze. Low temperature on the dark side further makes water freeze. But, ultimately all water (including frozen water) sublimates due to lack of any air pressure above it, getting converted into gaseous form, and escapes the bottle.

    (15) Certiorari is corrective in nature and can only be resorted to when the judgment has been passed. Prohibition applies when a case is proceeding. Laxmikanth is wrong in saying that Certiorari is preventive. Please see last page here http://odisha.gov.in/e-magazine/Orissareview/jan-2007/engpdf/5-7.pdf

    (18) It has been mistakenly given as A. It should clearly be B, as also given in the explanation.

    (19) The answer is A only.

    (25) http://dipp.nic.in/English/Policies/Sectors_Under_Automatic_Route_With_Conditions.pdf

    (37) There are two types of RFID tags – active and passive. Passive tags have lower range. Low-frequency and high-frequency tags tags are read from within three feet (1 meter) and Ultra High Frequency (UHF) tags are read from 10 to 20 feet. Active tags broadcast a signal, so they have a much longer read range—300 feet or more—than passive tags. In view of this, the answer should be “all statements are correct”.

    (50) Uranium is also one of the groundwater contaminants. This question has also been asked by UPSC with slightly different options in 2013.

    Thank you

    1. From test 21 onwards no such CLARIFICATIONS there… So will you upload corrigendums for 21-30???? Please clarify as need to revise the things

      1. We will publish such clarifications for Test 21 onwards in a few days, before we publish corrigendum, so that aspirants can access them earlier.

        1. OK Insights.. Please make these clarifications as ‘featured comment’ from 21-30
          As I am unable to locate and it takes time also…..

      1. The Jaina philosophy was not prevalent due to the economic conditions prevailing then. It was due to the efforts of earlier Tirthanakaras. Both statements are wrong.

        1. but sir if we refer to the scource NCERT Themes in IH part – 1…pg no 88

          It clearly states that it was prevalent in north before Vardhaman Mahavir.

          1. Yes, it was clearly prevalent before Vardhaman Mahavira, but not due to the economic conditions prevailing before. It was due to the teachings of the earlier Tirthanakaras. Please see the question statement carefully. 🙂

    2. Q19. The Jal Kranti Abhiyan launched by the Union Government aims at
      a) Turning one water scared village in each district of the country into water surplus village
      b) Inter-linking major rivers to fulfil water demands of arid areas
      c) Reducing seepage and evaporation loss of water by covering the canals and open reservoirs
      d) Connecting all villages to a Central water system for supplying tapped water

      You have given the answer as A . But that is the aim of Jal Gram Yojana and not the aim of Jal Kranti Abhiyan.
      Jal Gram Yojana is part of Jal Kranti Abhiyan.

      Kindly refer to this source : http://wrmin.nic.in/writereaddata/gudelines_jal_kranti_abhiyan_eng.pdf which is from the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation .

      1. Yes, since it is a part of the larger campaign, option A automatically becomes a part of it.

    3. Q15. Sir Laxmikant clearly says that Certiorari can transfer a pending case.
      Please check!!

  14. —Q13 We all know that with altitude , the pressure decreases.Also , the temperature is directly proportional to the pressure. So , keeping this in mind , won’t the water freeze as we go up ?

    –Q 41 : Length of the solar year Violet => Red Scatters the least.I think i am getting confused with “least”and “first “.

    ·································································

    — General questions : : Kindly confirm :

    ··································································

    -MP has the highest forest cover in India whereas Mizoram and Lakshwadeep have the highest tribal popumation

    -The post of cabinet secretary and chief secreatary ,along with their respective secetariats IS NOT MENTIONED IN THE CONSTITUTION but in the Rules of Business of the State and Central Govt

    -Who is the head of the state planning dept. ? CM or Cheif Sec ? (I think it should be CM) (However , test 7 Q 37 mentiones CS to be the head )

    –Which among the two is India’s largest trading partner : GCC or China ? I think China is the largest country whereas GCC is the largest political union in terms of thier trade with India

    –Western Coasts are deep , submerged , more indented and narrower than the Eastern Coasts,hence are suitable for making ports

    — Who regulates MFIs : MUDRA or RBI ? I think its the latter. However , Q 56 of Test 7 mentions the former

    1. 13. You are considering the pattern of atmospheric heating on earth only, which is caused due to indirect heating from solar insolation. Temperature increases too as we cross troposphere. The pattern is not so straight and simplistic. On the sunlit side of the moon the temperature is high enough to boil water even at earth’s atmospheric pressure.

      41. In the explanation it is written as “11 minutes less than 365 1/4 days i.e. 365 days 6 hours”. When you discount 11 minutes, it is nearly the same figure as Britannica mentions.

      48. Inventories are classified as current assets. They don’t turn into a liability as such if they can be sold off the next season.

      50. It is opening. http://wrmin.nic.in/writereaddata/WaterRelatedIssues/flouride13322666886.pdf

      63. Red is scattered the least, while Violet the most.

      Clarifications to General questions

      Tribal profile – http://tribal.nic.in/WriteReadData/userfiles/file/Statistics/StatisticalProfileofSTs2013.pdf

      Forest Cover – MP has the highest total forest area amongst all states in India.

      Yes, the posts of Cabinet Secretary and Chief Secretary are NOT mentioned in the constitution, but in the business rules of the respective governments.

      Chief Secretary is the administrative head. CM is the political head of the Planning department.

      GCC consists of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the UAE, Qatar, Bahrain and Oman. If you add only UAE’s and Saudi Arabia’s trade with India, it far surpasses that of China. But, as a single nation, China is our largest partner.

      Western coasts – Yes.

      MUDRA is the new regulator for MFIs, subject to the overall superintendence of RBI.

      1. Q41 : Kindly update the solution sheet . Its mentioned ” 365′ “.I have attached the screenshot of the same
        Q63 : My question was that why Red is scattered the” first ”

        Rest All are crystal clear now !

        PS : Another set of doubts in the pipeline :p Wating for the 31st Test link to go live :p

        “https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8e3ca888616d3c9fe413eb679445546610ffed5f35816a8669ce8110de4a6631.png

  15. Dear insight
    I am not able to access my test since test 30.Please suggest me what to do to have the access

  16. doubt regarding question 28 test 14 says

    “A State reorganization bill can be introduced in the Parliament only with the prior
    recommendation of the President”
    But constitutional amendment bills don’t require presidents prior assent.

    Isn’t State reorganization bill a constitutional amendment bill?

    1. No . The creation of Telangana is a clear example.It just needs the Prez/Governors’ prior cosent

    2. No. Number of provisions in the constitution can be amended by simple majority by Parliament which are outside scope of Art 368.
      e.g. as stated by Mrinal and creation of State Legislative councils, 2nd schedule, rules of procedure, salaries etc are not amendments.

  17. What is a good score in this test ? I am scoring 111.33.. And My average in last 7 “Full Mock tests” is 100 marks. Not sure , if it is good enough to clear Prelims. 😐

    1. 110+ is a good score. You have been scoring well in full-length tests. Revise all the test properly. All the best !

      1. Thank you very much for the insights. You have been a beacon of guiding light throughout.

      2. Thank you very much for the reply sir. You have been a beacon of guiding light throughout !

      3. Hi @insightsprelimstestseries:disqus ,

        I desperately need your help. When I started attempted the full length mocks. My scores were as below:

        Test 24: 130, Test 25: 137.33, Test 28: 128, Test 29: 104, Test 30: 98.67 :'(

        I have revised the standard books multiple times, but my scores seem to go down with every passing day and mocks. I’m confident of the basics and have been revising the tests too on a regular basis. I don’t know what is going wrong but incorrect attempts have brought me down in Test 29 and 30. (I’ve been attempting more than 90 questions in all the full length mocks). Is the difficulty of the Tests 29 and 30 on a different scale altogether? Please advise what I should be doing in the final sprint to the D-Day? Should it be more of revising of test papers revision or more of revision of basic books?

        Kindly help.

  18. @ 16. Economic growth will alwys lead to inflation.
    I interpret as Yes. Inflation is necessary evil of economic growth. Further, in solution you are explaining about effect of high growth not only growth as asked in question. Pls clarify

    1. Hey, you are missing an important basic concept of economics. Movement of price of goods is related to demand and supply of goods and not to economic growth. It’s very simple. Whenever there is an imbalance in the supply and demand of goods in the market, it leads to movement of prices. Lower supply or higher demands leads to price rise, which in long run becomes inflation. Economic growth may or may not result into such inflation. It depends upon whether the economic growth is able to match the demand and supply of goods in the market or not.

      Don’t get confused here. These are basic concepts.

      1. Its Only if economic growth will lead to perfectly balanced increment in the demand/supply/employment/wage growth which is not practical.

        1. Are but economic growth can also take place when there is no-inflation or for that matter deflation, which is a very practical scenario, seen in many instances. In fact, the economic growth may also lead to a situation where the supply increases beyond the demand of goods. This can be especially when due to technological improvement and in anticipation of demand rising, the producers grow more.

            1. And no doubt demand inflation is a driver of economic growth, but that ‘economic growth will always lead to inflation’ is not a correct statement.

    2. Apart from the Discussion below, two points should be noted.

      1. Movement of prices in an economy is not an immediate phenomenon. There is always a lag between the change in demand and a consequent change in prices.

      2. Excess demand (inflation-causing consumption expenditure) is not the only reason for growth . Growth also comes due to investment expenditure, which are made both by the public and private sector.

      Whether growth is caused due to excess demand or investment expenditure, prices may not move immediately, and thus growth will not always lead to inflation.

  19. Overall Good Tests, except for few mistakes, comparatively easy. Must appreciate post covering all standard material you are also covering schemes/initiatives of Government from their respective websites (It saved lot of time)

  20. Q 89.
    Answers seems B instead of D. ( R S Sharma Old NCERT). Jain Philosophy was already in existence in N-India before Mahavira but due to prevailing economic conditions or not has not been clarified in RS Sharma. Though, RS has mentioned about prevalence animal sacrifice n people looking for agricultural growth with growing use of iron tool as one of the reason for growth of Jainism/Buddhism.
    Pls clarify.

    1. @insightsprelimstestseries:disqus : Also the explanation to Q. 89 wrongly states that Mahavir was the 23rd Tirthankar. He was the 24th.

    2. Jaina philosophy was not restricted only to non-violence, truth, celibacy etc. which clearly have a bearing on and influenced by socio-economic conditions.

      The philosophy also covered metaphysical questions on soul, matter, nature of reality, consciousness and others.

      So, it would be wrong to claim that Jaina philosophy was already in existence due to the economic conditions prevailing in that period. It was due to the efforts of the earlier Tirthankaras that Jaina philosophy took final shape during the lifetime of Vardhamana Mahavira.

    1. I think they want us to discredit ‘the prevalence of any economic condition’ as a reason for the existence of Jaina philosophy before Mahavir. To say that the Jaina philosophy pre-existed due to the economic conditions prevailing before Mahavir would be wrong. In fact, we know that in the later Vedic period, just prior to Mahavir Jaina, the economic condition was dominated by the hegemony of Brahmanical restrictions, like sacrifice of animals (including cattles) and restriction on money-lending. In such economic situation, one cannot say that the Jaina philosophy was reflected. The Jaina philosophy on the other hand pre-existed before Mahavir due to there being the previous Tirthankars (the immediate previous one being Parshvanath in the 9th Century BC), which was taken up and given its final shape by Mahavir.

      1. Dear,according to me there was economic angle to it,because cattles were the source of income for people at that time and brahmanical tradition wanted there sacrifice which clearly hurt the economic position of common man.So Jaina philosphy came and said no sacrifice and challenged brahmanical tradition.And the people got attracted to it.i agree with @disqus_9nPHP62lH3:disqus that ans should be “B”.@insightsprelimstestseries:disqus plz clarify.

        1. Yes, Insights should clarify it.

          But, what is being stated in the option is not that why Jainism Philosophy flourished so much under Mahavir, to which the answer could have been that because it majorly suited the prevailing economic conditions . What is in question here is why the Jaina philosophy existed even before Mahavir. Now, we know that before Mahavir, Jainism did not flourish so much. It was only during his time and later that it attracted so many followers.

          In fact, the economic conditions, which is being argued had emerged only just some times prior to Mahavir Jaina, that is, in the later Vedic period. Whereas, the Jaina Tirthankar and the Philosophy is said to even pre-date the later Vedic period. So, the survival of the Jaina philosophy cannot be claimed to be due to any economic condition prevailing for all this long period. It was only because of the 23 Tirthankars prior to Mahavir that the philosophy survived all this long and which during Mahavir’s time finally met the changed economic conditions to attract the dissatisfied people towards it.

          1. I agree with you to some extent but any philosophy or thought could not sustain without any prevailing political,social and economic reason.All philosophies opposed to Brahmanism for e.g buddhism,jainism,charvaka etc had these components.

              1. What should be noted is that Jaina philosophy was not restricted only to non-violence, truth, celibacy etc. which clearly have a bearing on and influenced by socio-economic conditions.

                But that, the philosophy also covered metaphysical questions on soul, matter, nature of reality, consciousness and others.

                So, it would be wrong to claim that Jaina philosophy was already in existence due to the economic conditions prevailing in that period. It was due to the efforts of the earlier Tirthankaras that Jaina philosophy took final shape during the lifetime of Vardhamana Mahavira.

        2. The Discussion below addresses some aspects of the question.

          What should be noted is that Jaina philosophy was not restricted only to non-violence, truth, celibacy etc. which clearly have a bearing on and influenced by socio-economic conditions.

          But that, the philosophy also covered metaphysical questions on soul, matter, nature of reality, consciousness and others.

          So, it would be wrong to claim that Jaina philosophy was already in existence due to the economic conditions prevailing in that period. It was due to the efforts of the earlier Tirthankaras that Jaina philosophy took final shape during the lifetime of Vardhamana Mahavira.

    2. The Discussion below addresses some aspects of the question.

      What should be noted is that Jaina philosophy was not restricted only to non-violence, truth, celibacy etc which clearly have a bearing on and influenced by socio-economic conditions.

      But that, the philosophy also covered metaphysical questions on soul, matter, nature of reality, consciousness and others.

      So, it would be wrong to claim that Jaina philosophy was already in existence due to the economic conditions prevailing in that period. It was due to the efforts of the earlier Tirthankaras that Jaina philosophy took final shape during the lifetime of Vardhamana Mahavira.

  21. Dear insights,

    Can we give the last two tests in first week of august. Before 7th august offcourse!

    It’s written on site that tests are available until july, but due to my personal schedule and to maintain momentum, i would like to give atleast the last two tests on 3rd n 4th of august.

    Will the site be live then? Please confirm

    Thanks in advance

  22. @insightsprelimstestseries:disqus Sir, Can u provide full 1-2 CSAT tests before prelims.. it would be great help.. thanks

  23. Dear insights.. who decide geographical indication…(which ministry..) How’s the register process..please

    1. 49. It is not about the orbit per se, but a) the distance between the earth and the Sun; and b) The side of tilted earth that faces the Sun – that affects the seasons on earth.

      When the tilted side faces the Sun (near Summer Solstice), it is Summer in the Northern Hemisphere. When the other side faces the Sun (near Winter Solstice), it is Winter in the Northern Hemisphere and Summer in the Southern Hemisphere.

      If the distance between these two points (Summer and Winter Solstice) reduces, the seasonal change may become quicker.

      1. Insights, The heat received is inversely proportional to r^2; (4*Pi*r^2 being the surface area); So assuming the radius is either apogee or perigee or their average distance – there won’t be much difference in insolation.

        I agree with Raj on this.

        But then you have not given whats the radius! 🙂 So you win! Appropriate answer would be D. (Insights, This is very cruel!)

        1. Bro you have suggested to buy Aribam on Insights post, is it for both papers or only paper 1 ?

          I heard for paper 2 Goyal and Arora is best. Please guide 🙂

          1. I have Arora Goyal. 1. Its very outdated. 2. It doesn’t cover entire syllabus for Pub Ad. 3. Its not fun to read! 4.Not many examples;

            Aribam is up to date, covers entire syllabus (and some in hidden syllabus), Its fun and too many examples!

            Please read Aribam for Paper-2 as well. Its a difficult book to find though 🙁

            1. Have ordered both books 🙂 I’m in Delhi so cash on delivery is available 🙂

              Thanks Bro , preparing for 2017 , please keep guiding 🙂

              And all the best for mains 🙂

    1. Li-fi depends on uses visible-light communication and is bi-directional in nature. If it is setup using a telecom tower (with the present technology), there will be many obstructions to the reception and transmission of light signals. It may not be possible to transmit data this way.

  24. There is some problem in total calculation, its coming less than actual responses as per pdf.

    Sir, will be able to access the account after 7th Aug?

  25. Dear Insights,

    With limited time left, what should be given priority – your test series or the revision tests you have been posting/full length mock tests you are going to post?..:)

    1. If possible, then both, if not, then only what you have already done. Revise what you have already covered.

  26. Before we publish a corrigendum for Tests 21-30, we are posting a compendium of all ‘Clarifications’ for each Test at its Discussion page. This is to expedite the process.

    For Test 21, 22, 24, 29 and 30, it is already posted. Thank you.

    1. Dear insights
      The clarificatons get buried under as comments pile up later. It is too much time consuming to dig them out. I may suggest that it would be nice if you could make the clarifications a featured comment for each test

    1. FInd out why you are scoring poor in economy ? If its due to lack of concepts, revise the topic again depending on which question you were not able to attend.

  27. Sir, in question 81, what do you mean by ‘In terms of average area under each type of wetland, natural coastal wetlands have the largest area’? Are you including inter-tidal zone and mangroves to this category as well? If that were the case, shouldn’t river streams be the category with the maximum area coverage? Do let me know.

  28. can someone please tell me how can i access the corrigendum for the tests? i can not access mine for any of the tests.

    1. Go to dashboard of ur online test series account..in downloads in left tab there is option for corrigendum

      1. I am from offline Batch…. Where we have to find it…pls help if u know

      2. Hello, abhijeet. Inspite of selecting the 2016 option, this is what i’m getting:-

        1. After selecting 2016 you should be getting links for corrigendum below that…I think there is technical problem with your dashboard…Quickly refer this to Insight Team as time is running fast..Hardly any time for waiting…

  29. Mock Test 30, Q 50

    Uranium is a ground water contaminant. Please check the following link:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uranium_poisoning_in_Punjab

    Moreover, this is a past UPSC Civil Services Prelims Question. And in the answer key, Uranium was included. I don’t remember the year, but it is either in 2013 or 2014.
    Please let me know if there is any other perspective to it or I’m interpreting it wrongly.

    1. Insights had clarified in an earlier post that uranium is also a contaminant in the Indian groundwater. So, all the four options in the question are contaminants.

    1. Before we publish a corrigendum for Tests 21-30, we are posting a compendium of all ‘Clarifications’ for each Test at its Discussion page. This is to expedite the process.

      For Test 21, 22, 24, 29 and 30, it is already posted. Please check below for Test 30. Thank you.

      1. sir, i am not getting what r u saying…..what u have posted for test 21,24,29,30 ????
        Before u said corrigendum was posted in download section…..but still so many people r struggling to get it….

        pls for test 21-30 u post the corrigendum in discussion page also as u did for test 1-10….it will be helpful to offline batch students…

        thank u

        1. Please check the respective Test pages (21, 22, 24, 29, 30). 🙂

        1. It is there behind the heap of comments. Please check again. 🙂

  30. Greetings of the day!
    Nanotechnology can be helpful in
    1. Designing of targeted drug delivery vehicles and enhancing the efficacy of existing
    drugs
    2. Food fortification and in designing more robust nano-materials in food packaging
    Which of the above is/are correct?
    A. 1 only
    B. 2 only
    C. Both 1 and 2
    D. None

    can one plz explain the second statement.

    1. Food fortification means enhancing the nutrient content of the food. For e.g. cornflakes are fortified food.

      Nano-technology is one of the ways to achieve food fortification, as engineered nano particles speed up certain chemical processes and help better integration of nutrients in packaged food items.

      Nano-materials can also be used to make food packaging material lighter, stronger and reduce leakage. Nano-particles have special properties like higher surface area that makes it possible.

  31. @insightsprelimstestseries:disqus
    I am not good at mapping questions.
    Can you please guide me on how to approach in these last 10 days, or which area under mapping should i focus more ?

    Thank You !

  32. Clarifications (Corrigendum) for Tests 21-30 have been posted on the respective Discussion pages. Please check. For some Tests, you may have to scroll down a little further to see the clarification.

    Once we are done with other Tests too, we will publish the compiled corrigendum for Tests 21-30.

    Thank you.

  33. > friends pls help with following >>

    Which of the following is/are advantages of biopesticides?

    1) Prevents soil erosion
    2) Protects water quality
    3) Promotes biodiversity
    Select the correct answer using the code given below.

    (a) 1 only

    (b) 1 and 2 only

    (c) 2 and 3 only

    (d) 1, 2 and 3

    my ans: C
    but question source mentions : D

    couldnt understand how bio pesticide n soil erosion are connected.

    Thankyou

  34. Hi @insightsprelimstestseries:disqus ,

    I desperately need your help. When I started attempted the full length mocks. My scores were as below:

    Test 24: 130, Test 25: 137.33, Test 28: 128, Test 29: 104, Test 30: 98.67 :'(

    I have revised the standard books multiple times, but my scores seem to go down with every passing day and mocks. I’m confident of the basics and have been revising the tests too on a regular basis. I don’t know what is going wrong but incorrect attempts have brought me down in Test 29 and 30. (I’ve been attempting more than 90 questions in all the full length mocks). Is the difficulty of the Tests 29 and 30 on a different scale altogether? Please advise what I should be doing in the final sprint to the D-Day? Should it be more of revising of test papers revision or more of revision of basic books?

    Kindly help, last 2 tests have put down a lot of my confidence level 🙁

    1. Your scores are very good, which shows that basics are clear.

      The difficulty level of Test 29 and 30 have been above par. The questions are intentionally being set from a variety of sources, so that we cover remaining ground. You should not worry about the scores. It is the relative rank that matters.

      Please focus on revising these tests again and again. They will be immensely helpful for UPSC Prelims.

      All the best ! 🙂

      1. Thanks a lot Team for the prompt response ! I was sinking within myself and really couldn’t figure out what had gone wrong in especially the last 2 tests!

        Nonetheless, I will definitely spend more time on revising the tests again and again and score all the more in the last 2 tests. 🙂

        Thanks again for the wishes and the constant support! 🙂

      2. @insightsprelimstestseries:disqus @InsightsOnIndia:disqus
        Sir I have solved each and every test of Insights till now. 🙂
        But now I am facing shortage of time w.r.t revision of solutions (I have read them once). I will try my best to revise all 32. But it would be very helpful if you can tell which tests should be revised first. I will help me prioritize the things.
        Thanks !

  35. @insightsprelimstestseries:disqus
    Plz Help me out…..I’m in dilemma as well as nervous about my performance. My scores in last 7Tests are:
    Test 24: 102
    Test 25: 95.33,
    Test 26: 82.33
    Test 27: 78.33
    Test 28: 119.33
    Test 29: 102 &
    Test 30: 85.33
    Test 30 score is quite depressing. Graph should go upwards but its showing downward trend . Mostly its like zigzag if we plot it graphically. Plz show me way for next days. Is it revision that is pull back factor or basics where I’m lagging. Help out ASAP.

  36. Dear insights,
    At this stage of KAYAMAT feeling well after solvng 30 tests.
    My score in early tests about 80-90,after february in some tests crossed 120 and in single test was 136. and in last two 106 and 108.
    Since this 2016th is my last attempt.
    My question to insights is,” What should be optimum strategy while attempting questions.?

    And next question is…

    As compare to other subject part CULTURE portion seems little bit back..

    so,Could you plz upload some strategic questions on it.?like architecture in asoka-sangam-gupta-sultanate -mughals-and englishs period…

    plz …its few dys to go.

  37. @insightsprelimstestseries:disqus I want to know where I stand and what more can I do to crack pre. My performances have been: 24: 120, 25: 90, 26: 98, 27: 104, 28: 97, 29: 97, 30: 96. Average comes out to be 100. Should I focus more on revision or giving tests? I already plan to revise the course 1-2 more times before the 7th. Really need some guidance over here.

  38. @insightsprelimstestseries:disqus & All- Who contains Dvija system(twice born) in chaturvarna system?

  39. Dear Insight,
    Regarding
    Q. 66 The Right to Information does NOT include :
    B. Taking out files from a government office to any place desired by the applicant

    I think option B is incorrect as one can not take govt. files to anywhere. Copies of govt. files can be taken..

    Plz clarify.

  40. Q85. pls clrify why ans is A ocean
    order of biomass produtivity (gC/m2/yrs) mentioned in explanation is swamp and marshes>tropical forest>cultivated land>open ocean

    1. Question asks for Total Production which comes after multiplying Productivity with total area. As the area of ocean is so large, it easily becomes #1.

  41. Q 95
    During CPI calculation, a slight change in values of ‘A’ will have higher impact than ‘B’ according to their fixed weight. But in case of GDP deflator all product are equally potent to have a impact. Meaning all the values are given fixed share here as well.
    Explanation please.

  42. Sir, regarding question 2 of test 30 .it should be c .Because court of record states that its proceedings are recorded. A is also correct but it serves the purpose why Supreme court is a court of record ,but precisely …. it records proceedings thats why it is called a court of record.

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